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Aside from all the great experiences and new skills you'll gain as an air cadet, you can also take away real qualifications that will set you apart from the crowd when you head to university or begin your chosen career.

The training we provided is suited for all ages from 12-20 plus higher qualifications for adult members of staff.


We have a progressive syllabus that start easy and progressively get harder and harder challenging the cadets to push their boundaries and try new things.


Leadership training

You can really prove your worth as leader - a skill that will build your confidence and your ability to deal with different kinds of people. If you can handle it you could get to the Junior Leaders course - it's gruelling but what you get out of it will be invaluable to you for the rest of your life.



Are always popular and a widely recognised qualification - more than 4,000 cadets have registered for the First Diploma in Public Services and over 6,000 have signed up for the First Diploma in Aviation Studies. There's also the increasingly popular First Diploma in Performing Arts (Music) for budding musicians.

First Aid

Is another essential skill you can pick up - train in this important area and you may be awarded a certificate from St Johns Ambulance. If those skills were called upon you could make all the difference in a life or death situation.

City & Guilds

Cadets can also benefit from certain vocational qualifications in management, as can our volunteers.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Level 3 qualification equivalent to 50% of an A-Level. Aimed at cadets aged 16+ who can engage at a greater level in a subject of personal interest which they may not normally be able to, developing independent project skills alongside a Level 3 qualification that can make the different in future job/educational applications.

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